Werner was unstoppable for the Cobras leading Kilsyth to their 8th win of the season with a career high in scoring. In an amazing 2nd term Werner recorded 22 points, 10 rebounds and three massive dunks to ignite the home crowd.
Both teams traded baskets in the opening term with the Cobras building a slight lead at the first change. The game opened up in the 2nd quarter with Werner exploding. Chris Cameron (12pts) and Gerard Leonard (8pts, 5rbds, 5ass) supported Werner early in the term and by the time Matt Shanahan hit a three to end the half the Cobras led by 23 points.
With 34 points at the break for Werner, it looked like getting ugly for the Miners but to their credit they continued to play hard and outscored the Cobras in the 3rd term to cut the margin to 21.
Jamal Brown (21pts, 15rbds) started well in the 4th while BJ Carter (15pts) and Rishawn Norwood (13pts) also contributed to pull the margin back to just 13 points with about 6 minutes to play. After leading by as much as 30 the Cobras were forced to call a timeout to ensure a win.
Coach Grant Wallace addressed the team and Werner again responded scoring another 7 points in the final minutes of the game to give the Cobras a 17 point win over the Ballarat Miners.
The win improved the Cobras to 8-9 on the season after they dropped their road game on Friday night to Mt Gambier 102-97.
Leonard (26pts) and Werner (25pts, 9rbds) led the Cobras while Quincy Henderson (12pts, 11rbds) was also solid but it wasn’t enough against the Pioneers. Kevin Smith (30pts) and Dallas Jefferee (20pts) proved a handful for Kilsyth at the defensive end.
After being in the match all night the Cobras had two crucial turnovers in the final minute of the game which resulted in dunks for Mt Gambier and handed them the win.
Kilsyth now have a weekend break before returning home on Saturday 13 June 2009 where they will take on the Albury/Wodonga Bandits at 8.15pm.
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5
Our Kilsyth Junior Cobras teams for the 2024 VJBL season have been announced. Congratulations to all of our new and returning Cobras on their selections — and for those who have missed out this season, we hope to see you back next year. See below for our 2024 teams as well as important uniform, registration